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christine_wei888
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Does BB10 need NFC security sim card for NFC functionalities?

Hi, A dummy question. I want to try to write a small test app on BB10 to try if NFC read tag, send APDU command is working. does my BB10 need to have a SIM card installed, if yes, does the SIM card need to be NFC securetap sim card?
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robbieDubya
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Re: Does BB10 need NFC security sim card for NFC functionalities?

Hi,

 

In relation to NFC, you only need a SIM card if you want to have card emulation running in the SIM's secure element.

 

If your requirement is sending APDU between your application and an external peer - with no secure element involvement - you can go ahead without.

 

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Re: Does BB10 need NFC security sim card for NFC functionalities?

Thanks! If I don't even have a SIM card on BB10, can I still use the NFC functionalities to read tag, write tag, do communications without security messages?
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robbieDubya
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Re: Does BB10 need NFC security sim card for NFC functionalities?

That's right. 

 

You get all the functionality minus secure element capbilities.

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Re: Does BB10 need NFC security sim card for NFC functionalities?

Thanks for your help!
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robbieDubya
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Re: Does BB10 need NFC security sim card for NFC functionalities?

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You're welcome... 

 

If you haven't found this, it's really useful,

 

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Java-Development/NFC-Article-and-Code-Index/ta-p/1538775

 

 

(Actually - it's useful even if you have found it. :smileywink: )

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